Evening viewing at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Your visit contributes to our long-term conservation and research programmes where we care for and learn about the penguins' lives. Come and discover the world of the little blue penguins.


$32.00 - $44.00
$20.00 - $40.00
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The penguins return home from their day's fishing, make their way onto the beach, up a stony ramp, and cross into the Colony. You will be informed about the lives of the penguins during a commentary delivered by one of our guides.

From the General Entry grandstand you will see the penguins from about 10-15 metres away.

In the Premium Viewing, you have individual seating which makes the experience more comfortable and you can view the penguins from only a few metres away. When you make your way out to the grandstand you will enter into the breeding colony on a boardwalk and walk among their nesting burrows. Premium viewing is restricted to only 60 seats so bookings are advised.

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Physical address

Waterfront Road, Oamaru, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $32.00 - $44.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$20.00 - $40.00

Opening times

Business hours:
Evening viewings from 5pm.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) NO YES
Chinese (Traditional) NO YES

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